Junior Faculty Award Mentors

The following professors have offered to participate as mentors for the AIST Foundation Junior Faculty Award.  Feel free to contact them to request their assistance.

Von L. Richards, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Areas of Interest:

  • Casting and liquid metal processing

   

John G. Speer, Colorado School of Mines
Areas of Interest:

  • Steel microstructure

  • Product development

 
   

Brian G. Thomas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest:

  • Metals processing simulation, focusing on continuous casting of steel and related processes

  • Clean steel production

  • Modeling of multiphysics/multiscale phenomena including solidification, fluid flow, and stress analysis

   

Chenn Q. Zhou, Purdue University Calumet
Areas of Interest:

  • Simulation and visualization

  • Combustion

  • Multiphase reacting flows

  • Heat transfer

  • Fluid flows

  • Air pollution control

   

Ronald J. O'Malley, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Areas of Interest:

  • Steelmaking, continuous casting, solidification & heat transfer

  • High temperature physical chemistry, thermodynamics & kinetics

  • Interfacial phenomena, gas-liquid & gas-solid reactions

  • Thin slab & strip casting, mold fluxes & slags

  • Steel manufacture, quality defects & causes